Republicans are Pressuring for more Information Concerning the FBI's Raid of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Home
Now, Republicans want a release of the FBI's affidavit showing the justification of the raid...
After a public display of outrage from some Republicans due to the FBI’s raid of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, they are now pressuring for a release of the FBI affidavit that shows the justification for the raid of the home and the seizure of documents.
During the raid, the FBI found nearly a dozen boxes of documents and materials (some even labeled “Top Secret”) that were supposedly “turned over” to the National Archives, according to a statement from one of Trump’s lawyers sent in June.
Last week, a search warrant was released that showed the DOJ had probable cause to conduct the search of Donald Trump’s home based on the possibility that he has committed crimes concerning the Espionage Act and more.
Disclosures of more detailed information that tell a clearer story of the persuasion of a federal judge to issue the warrant are being requested by Republicans who rushed to the defense of Donald Trump. The “further information” being sought out may show sources of information and more in-depth detailing of the documents. Unsealing affidavits don’t tend to happen and require approval from federal judges.
"I think releasing the affidavit would help, at least that would confirm that there was justification for this raid. The Justice Department should show that this was not just a fishing expedition, that they had due cause to go in and to do this, and that they did exhaust all other means. And if they can't do that, then we've got a serious problem on our hands."
Senator Mike Rounds said.
Mike Turner also took to giving his opinion on the situation by requesting the Biden Administration to provide more details on the raid.
"Congress is saying, 'Show us. We want to know what did the FBI tell them? What did they find?'"
Mike Turner said.
In all fairness, the want for more information isn’t something that should just be overlooked. It seems to be an honest ask. Either way, the release of more details is a coin flip for the Republicans. It will show that Trump was in the wrong or that Trump didn’t really go against any laws…